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my toddler wakes up @ night screaming. happens every night...

My 20 month goes to bed a little late, 9pm. but this is because of the fact that every night she wakes up between 3-5 & screams to the top of her lungs. Ive tried letting her cry it out, Ive tried re-tucking her into bed, & shushing her while i rock her to sleep. It works for about 15-20 mins then back to screaming for about an other 30 mins- hour. no matter how many times i go in & try to reassure her everything is ok. any one else deal w/ this? the doc didnt seem to really worry about it. But im going Effin crazy.


Asked by NiekaC at 1:12 AM on Mar. 10, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Mine wakes up at midnight. If she yells for longer than two minutes I pick her up and lay down with her. She falls asleep like this within a minute or two, I get a good snuggle and put her back down. Don't know how scientific this is, but it works for me.

    Answer by lovinangels at 1:39 AM on Mar. 10, 2009

  • my daughter does this too sometimes but i give her a sippy cup cover her back up and go back to bed n she falls back asleep i wish i could be more help

    Answer by firsttimemommy at 1:14 AM on Mar. 10, 2009

  • ,b> Ive tried that , but still back to crying. I even tried giving her a bear, i know what she wants, she wants to sleep w/ mami. NOT GONNA HAPPEN lol

    Answer by NiekaC at 1:16 AM on Mar. 10, 2009

  • Does she actually wake up or is she doing this in her sleep? My son has night terrors, he will scream in his sleep but not wake up. Dr said not to bother him, don't pick him up, talk to him etc...
    He's 5 now and it's gotten much better... Not sure if that helps,GL

    Answer by 4x4mum at 1:17 AM on Mar. 10, 2009

  • she wakes up. I thought it might be night terrors that woke her up.

    Answer by NiekaC at 1:18 AM on Mar. 10, 2009

  • sometime i think my daughter get those too i dont know if your relious or not but i pray with her now n she doesnt really do it as much but sometimes i have to yell at to wake her up cause she had been asleep screaming

    Answer by firsttimemommy at 1:21 AM on Mar. 10, 2009

  • I'd say night terrors. My son does it . He wakes up screaming and I am always worried soemthing is wrong, but eventually he stops crying and goes back to sleep. I cant stand it. Its like I wish I could make it stop. But I read that if it was night terrors that they dont remember anything that goes on. The things our children go through : (

    Answer by JmgBlair at 1:22 AM on Mar. 10, 2009

  • Holy crap...same boat here!!!!

    Answer by misswhite at 2:01 AM on Mar. 10, 2009